adjustable cistern barometer


Atmospheric Sciences (English-Chinese) dictionary. 2014.

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  • fortin barometer — (ˈ)fȯr|taⁿ noun also fortin s barometer Usage: usually capitalized F Etymology: after Jean Fortin died 1831 French physicist and engineer, its inventor : a cup barometer having an adjustable cistern * * * /fawr tan/; Fr. /fawrdd taonn / an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fortin barometer — /fawr tan/; Fr. /fawrdd taonn / an adjustable cistern barometer, the most common of those employing mercury. [1870 75; named after J. Fortin (1750 1831), French physicist who invented it] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fortin's barometer — /fɔtənz bəˈrɒmətə/ (say fawtuhnz buh romuhtuh) noun a type of mercury barometer for making accurate readings of the pressure of the atmosphere; contains an adjustable mercury cistern. {named after J Fortin, 1750–1831, French physicist} …   Australian English dictionary

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